>The only thing I don't have is the hodge-podge of inflammations (sciatica,
>knees, hips,..) and aches and pains.
Other than the marathons themselves, I have never run further than
One suggestions ... eat and drink before and during the event. Since
I never was running more than 2 hours in training, I learned this
the hard way, during the race. The last 6-8 miles can be Hell if
you're out of fuel, dangerous if you're dehydrated.
I train similarly, and have finished all 5 marathons I've entered.